Two rockets landed in open areas in the Ashkelon Beach regional council. Another rocket exploded in the Gaza Strip.
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A fourth rocket alert turned out to be a false alarm. No injuries or damage were reported in the strikes.
A few hours later, overnight, Palestinian sources reported airstrikes east of Gaza City. The sources say massive damage was done to a cement factory and that the explosions could be heard throughout the Strip.
Before the strike witnesses heard aircraft in the skies above Gaza. No injuries were reported. The military confirmed the reports.
In recent days there has been a certain escalation of attacks around the Strip. On Tuesday, the Air Force struck a terror cell engaged in final preparations for launching a rocket at Israel. The Palestinian said two people were killed in the strike and another man sustained moderate wounds.
No Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the attempted rocket strike, but sources in the Strip said the casualties were members of a Salafi group associated with al-Qaeda that does not accept Hamas' authority.
In recent months, Gaza's Hamas rulers stopped rocket attacks on Israel almost completely.
Elior Levy contributed to the story
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